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June 24, 2017 News

Braskem to build billion-lb PP production plant in Texas

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Braskem will commit up to US$675 million in investment capital towards the design and construction of the new facility, which it calls the largest PP production line in the Americas.

June 13, 2017 News

Wacker opens silicones R&D center in Michigan

by Canadian Plastics

Germany-based chemical supplier Wacker Chemie AG has opened its new silicones R&D center in Ann Arbor, Mich. that will be used to develop new products for its customers in the U.S. and Canada. In a statement, Wacker said the facility

June 13, 2017 News

Ampacet Canada has new account executive for Ontario

by Canadian Plastics

Masterbatch supplier Ampacet Canada has named Kally Peters as its account executive responsible for sales in the province of Ontario. Peters reports to Michael Dubreuil, Ampacet Canada’s sales manager. Peters has more than 33 years of industry experience, most recently

June 6, 2017 News

Dow completes construction on Texas PE facility

by Canadian Plastics

Dow Chemical Co. has completed construction of its new plastics plant in Freeport, Texas, as it nears finalizing its overall expansion effort. The new polyethylene (PE) plant, which can produce 400,000 metric tons of plastic a year, is part of

June 1, 2017 News

Quebec-based PVC compounder Reinier Plastics bought by U.S. firm

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Marieville, Que.-based PVC compounder Reinier Plastics Inc. has been acquired by Aurora Plastics LLC, a supplier of PVC compounds headquartered in Streetsboro, Ohio. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. “Aurora is focused on enabling our customers’ success

May 31, 2017 News

Covestro names Markus Steilemann as next CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Steilemann, currently Covestro’s chief commercial officer, will be replacing outgoing CEO Patrick Thomas, who will be retiring at the end of his contract on September 30, 2018.

May 30, 2017 News

Investor Third Point suggests dividing DowDuPont into six companies

by Canadian Plastics

Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co. should consider creating six focused companies after their planned merger, twice as many as planned, to improve the investment potential of each, said activist shareholder Dan Loeb. Changing the composition of the three spinoffs

May 24, 2017 News

Borealis to build dedicated automotive compounding plant in North America

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to strengthen its business as a local material supplier to automotive OEMs and their Tier partners in North America, Vienna-based Borealis will build a dedicated automotive PP compounding plant in Taylorsville, N.C.

May 22, 2017 News

Chemical groups Clariant, Huntsman merge in $14 billion deal

by Canadian Plastics

The deal creates a global specialty chemicals company – called HuntsmanClariant – that is 52 per cent own by Clariant shareholders.

May 19, 2017 News

Canada/Kuwait JV considering building PP plant in Alberta

by Canadian Plastics

Pembina Pipeline Corporation and Petrochemical Industries Co. of Kuwait have established a joint venture to consider a design for a proposed 1.2 billion lb-per-year integrated polypropylene plant in Sturgeon County, Alta.

May 15, 2017 News

SPE announces Plastics for Life Global Parts Competition winners

by Canadian Plastics

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has announced the winners of the 4th annual Plastics for Life Global Parts Competition. The competition was from among a wide range of parts that had already won in competitions at previous SPE events

May 8, 2017 News

BASF partners to develop of 3D-printed functional parts

by Canadian Plastics

The partnership with 3D printing technology company Essentium Materials seeks to surpass current boundaries of fused filament fabrication technology.

May 8, 2017 News

Borealis and Borouge partner for solar energy market

by Canadian Plastics

Material suppliers Borealis and Borouge have launched a 50/50 joint venture called Quentys, a new brand designed to service the solar energy industry and to realise “more affordable, reliable, and durable applications”. According to Vienna-based Borealis, the new brand could

May 1, 2017 News

Nova to pay large settlement to Dow in polymer patent suit

by Canadian Plastics

The monetary settlement could be the largest ever awarded in a Canadian patent infringement case, a lawyer with the case says.

April 26, 2017 News

M. Holland to build massive resin distribution centre near Chicago

by Canadian Plastics

The distribution centre is a joint venture between M. Holland and its longtime logistics providers G&D Hoffman Transportation and Major Prime Plastics.

April 20, 2017 News

ExxonMobil, Sabic pick Corpus Christi for massive $10 billion petrochemical plant

by Canadian Plastics

Construction will commence on the plant in early 2018, and chemical production could start as early as 2020.

April 17, 2017 News

Nova buying majority stake in Louisiana olefins plant

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The $2.1 billion purchase is designed to help Calgary-based Nova grow its U.S. Gulf Coast presence.

April 15, 2017 News

Milliken buys colourant maker Keystone Aniline

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Specialty chemical maker Milliken & Co. has acquired colourant producer Keystone Aniline Corporation for an undisclosed amount. In a statement, Spartanburg, S.C.-based Milliken said the deal “joins two successful organizations with complementary expertise and capabilities to offer customers a broader

April 4, 2017 News

Europe clears Dow-DuPont merger subject to conditions

by Canadian Plastics

The European Commission (EC), the governing body of the European Union, has approved the US$130 billion merger of U.S. chemical suppliers Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co., subject to the divestiture of Dow’s acid copolymer production facilities in the U.S.

April 4, 2017 News

Americhem names new CEO

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The Ohio-based colourant and additive maker has appointed Matthew Hellstern to the role.